Men's Tennis Stops Salve Regina, 8-1

Junior Zach Engstrom
Junior Zach Engstrom

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's tennis team got double wins from five players and defeated visiting Salve Regina,  8-1, in a non-conference match at the UMass Dartmouth Athletic Complex Thursday.

Junior Guillaume Cotte (Grenoble, France) defeated junior Aaron Isch (Tolland, CT/Tolland HS) at number one singles, 6-1, 6-2; junior Mike Parker (Scituate, MA/Scituate HS) downed sophomore Colin Gunning (Norwell, MA/Norwell HS) at number two singles, 6-2, 6-1; and Cotte and Parker combined to defeat Isch and Gunning at number one doubles, 8-0.

Junior Brennan Dugas (East Falmouth, MA/Falmouth HS/New York City Tech) downed junior Ken MacCormack (Falmouth, MA/Falmouth Academy) at number three singles, 6-2, 6-2; freshman Ray Lawton (Fairhaven, MA/ Fairhaven HS) defeated sophomore Michael Samek (Kensington, CT/Xavier HS) at number four, 6-2, 6-1; and Dugas and Lawton downed MacCormack and Samek at number two doubles, 8-1.

Junior Zach Engstrom (Taunton, MA/Taunton HS) defeated freshman Malcolm Marshall (Topsham, ME/Mount Ararat HS) at number five singles, 6-3, 6-2; and teamed with junior Cody Zygmont (Swansea, MA/Case HS) to down Marshall and freshman Mike Gallerani (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield HS) at number three doubles, 8-4.

"We played well," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Tom Mendell. "It was good to see Guillaume Cotte remain undefeated, Zach Engstrom and Ray Lawton played well, and Mike Parker got his usual quiet win. We played well as a team."

The Corsairs improved to 4-1 with the victory, while the Seahawks dropped to 1-8 with the defeat. UMass Dartmouth will return to action when they host UMass Boston Saturday. Salve Regina will host Assumption Monday.



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